Arian van Asten was appointed in 2018 as full professor in Forensic Analytical Chemistry and On-scene Chemical Analysis at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is also the co-director of the Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center (CLHC), the Amsterdam Center for Forensic Science and Medicine, and the director of the Master’s program in Forensic Science at the UvA. Prior to his appointment he worked for 12 years at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) as department head and R&D and complex/international case coordinator. Before entering the forensic domain, he worked for 10 years in industry (AkzoNobel and Unilever). Van Asten holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry (specialization chromatography and polymer analysis). He is member of the editorial board of Forensic Chemistry and of the scientific committee of the EAFS 2022 conference. His current research interests include rapid, mobile and on-scene chemical analysis in forensic science and other fields, chemical profiling and forensic intelligence of explosives, chemical agents, drugs of abuse and ignitable liquids, forensic toxicological analysis of alternative matrices, chemical imaging in forensic science and forensic applications of comprehensive gas and liquid chromatography. He has (co)authored 52 peer reviewed scientific papers on analytical chemistry, polymer characterization and forensic science.